Top NFL Agents And Agencies By Number Of Clients – July 2017

The following guest contribution is provided by Hardik Sanghavi, who graduated from DePaul University in 2016 with a major in finance and minor in accounting. During his time at DePaul, Hardik interned with ESPN Chicago and Priority Sports & Entertainment. He now works as a Commercial Underwriter in the Insurance Industry and writes for Overthecap.com. You can follow him on twitter at @hardiks94.

The NFL Agent Industry is one of the most competitive industries in sports. With an increasing number of licensed agents each year, a 3% cap on commission, and high overhead, it is extremely difficult to succeed in this business. However, for the agents who are successful at recruiting, the job can be very lucrative.

That being said, I have decided to start tracking the industry by creating a report highlighting some of these successful agents and agencies. These monthly reports will consist of an Industry Snapshot, Top Agencies by # of clients, Contracts Under Management, and a database of all active players and their agents.

In addition, as it is very common for players to change agents, this report will capture hirings/firings and any other notable trends and changes in the industry.

Industry Snapshot (7.26.17)

  • Active Players with Representation: 2834
  • Active Agents: 541
  • Active Agencies: 357

Top Ten Agencies by # of Clients

1) CAA: 171 Clients; 12:1 client-to- agent ratio; $2.93B Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
Todd France: 64 clients (32 co-repped)
Tom Condon: 47 clients (19 co-repped)
James Sexton: 45 clients (25 co-repped)

2) Sportstars: 148 Clients; 15:1 client-to- agent ratio; $978.93M Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
Brian Mackler: 47 clients (47 co-repped)
Jared Fox: 43 clients (33 co-repped)
Jonathan Perzley: 38 clients (37 co-repped)
David Butz: 36 clients (9 co-repped)

3) Athletes First: 132 Clients; 11:1 client-to- agent ratio; $2.03B Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
David Mulugheta: 26 clients (7 co-repped)
Joe Panos: 25 clients (3 co-repped)
Andrew Kessler: 22 clients (9 co-repped)
David Dunn: 20 clients (4 co-repped)

4) Rosenhaus Sports: 105 Clients; 26:1 client-to- agent ratio; $1.20B Contracts Under Management
Top Agent:
Drew Rosenhaus: 104 clients (6 co-repped)

5) Select Sports Group: 90 Clients; 15:1 client-to- agent ratio; $605.26M Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
Jeffrey Nalley: 33 clients (14-co- repped)
Erik Burkhardt: 29 clients (10 co-repped)

6) Lagardere Unlimited: 62 Clients; 31:1 client-to- agent ratio; $1.03B Contracts Under Management
Top Agent:
Joel Segal: 61 clients (9 co-repped)

7) Rep 1 Sports Group: 59 Clients; 15:1 client-to- agent ratio; $569.19M Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
Chase Callahan: 25 clients (1 co-repped)
Ryan Tollner: 22 clients (2 co-repped)

8) Priority Sports & Entertainment: 58 Clients; 10:1 client-to- agent ratio; $340.56M Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
Mike McCartney: 29 Clients
Kenny Zuckerman: 17 Clients

9) Independent Sports & Entertainment: 55 Clients; 11:1 client-to- agent ratio; $570.40M Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
Doug Hendrickson: 36 clients (18 co-repped)
C.J. Laboy: 22 clients (18-co- repped)

10) PlayersRep Sports Management: 52 Clients; 9:1 client-to- agent ratio; $275.33M Contracts Under Management
Top Agents:
Andy Simms: 31 clients (24-co- repped)
Ken Sarnoff: 22 clients (5 co-repped)

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